CEO: Virgin Galactic marks ‘incredible’ year of milestones

The CEO of Virgin Galactic says the space tourism venture is on the verge of making more history in 2020 following an “incredible” year of progress By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press December 5, 2019, 10:26 PM 3 min read Virgin Galactic is on the verge of making more history in 2020 following an “incredible” year of progress, the chief …

Tracing Lost New York Through Postcards

Then a few months ago, Mr. Pisark, knowing only that she was a Madison Square aficionado, sent her a scan of a random card that just happened to contain all necessary documentary evidence to prove that it portrayed that granddaddy of all public holiday trees. Postmarked in January 1913, it was a “real photo postcard” — a photograph taken by …

How satire mocks, embraces tech world

CLOSE Jared (Zach Woods), left, Richard (Thomas Middleditch), Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) and Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) confront yet another potential tech disaster in HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley.’ (Photo: Eddy Chen, HBO) When “Silicon Valley” launched in 2014, Pied Piper was just a tiny tech startup.  As one of HBO’s top-rated comedies reaches its final episode Sunday (10:06 EST), the burgeoning company is on the …

Amazon Grows in New York, Reviving Debate Over Abandoned Queens Project

Amazon said on Friday that it would lease office space in Midtown Manhattan for more than 1,500 employees, increasing its presence in New York City less than a year after abandoning plans for a second headquarters in Queens in the face of stiff local opposition. The retail giant said it had a signed a lease for 350,000 square feet in …

Elon Musk cleared of defamation in ‘pedo guy’ tweet trial

A Los Angeles jury has found Elon Musk did not defame a British cave explorer when he called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press December 7, 2019, 3:02 AM 5 min read Elon Musk defeated defamation allegations Friday from a British cave explorer who claimed he was branded a pedophile when the Tesla CEO …

Caroline Wozniacki, a Former Top-Ranked Tennis Player, to Retire

Caroline Wozniacki, who spent 71 weeks as the No. 1 player in the world, but did not win a Grand Slam event until the twilight of her career, will retire after the Australian Open in January, she said on Friday. “I’ve played professionally since I was 15 years old,” she said in a statement. “I’ve accomplished everything I could ever …

A Billion Pixels and the Search for India’s Crashed Moon Lander

On Nov. 19, Mark S. Robinson opened an email with the subject line, “Vikram Lander’s final resting place (Images with Proof).” Dr. Robinson is the principal investigator for the sharp-eyed camera aboard Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a NASA spacecraft that has been mapping the moon for a decade, and he had received a lot of these emails since an Indian robotic …